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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Watercooler Wednesday #116 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge


This week Kath Ricks is hosting a Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  This comes at a perfect time since I needed a card for a special boy.  And since this challenge is "anything goes", the sky is the limit so I can go wherever my creativity takes me.


What boy doesn't like getting outdoors and camping?  The retiring Always an Adventure bundle is perfect for something like that.  With a bit of stamping and a lot of cutting with the matching Outdoor Adventure dies, I had enough images and pieces to put together a card.  I began with a base of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then added a layer of the retiring Delightful Dijon.  I decided to add another layer, partly Marina Mist for the sky and partly Mint Macaron for the meadow.

My mountains are cut from Early Espresso for the distant range and Tip Top Taupe for the closer range.  The snow on top is, of course, Whisper White.  The trees are all cut from Garden Green.  The distant trees have a wash of Garden Green over them and the closer two trees in which the bear is doing a really bad job of hiding are Garden Green stamped with the same ink.  The tent is Delightful Dijon stamped in the same ink and the bear is Tip Top Taupe stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.


As you can see, I've added a bit of a wash of Garden Green over parts of the Mint Macaron to give it more texture.  I hope you've enjoyed my interpretation of Kath's challenge.  And now I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the rest of the Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.

I've also added my card to the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

And I've also joined the birthday boy fun at the Little Red Wagon Challenge.

9 comments:

  1. Great camping scene Heidi. Perfect for any boy or man who love camping. I ordered this set, even though I know it was retiring. I have a little boy's birthday coming up soon and this will be perfect for him. Thank you for sharing your ideas with me. LOL

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather. I ordered this bundle a few weeks before the retirement list came out and am not sorry at all. I think it's a mistake that this and so many other masculine (or boyish) images have been retired. Most boys love camping and the outdoors and this set is perfect for that. I'd love to see what you come up with for your birthday card.

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  2. It's sad this stamp and die set are going as it sets the scene for a perfect boy/girl birthday card and so many other outdoor occasions. This card certainly has all the elements going for it. Love that sneaky bear hiding in the trees and your layered mountains. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much, Penny. I totally agree about this bundle. It shouldn't be retiring. The images are fun and so versatile.

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  3. Great card Heidi! Thanks for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I just discovered your challenge and will be back.

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  4. I've been eyeing this set and now you've pushed me over on the fence with your card! Great card Heidi..the mountains remind me of the Rockies! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sheri. Better hurry if you like the bundle since it's retiring. I held off for most of the year and then, weeks after I finally bought it, discovered it was on "the chopping block". Too bad---I really feel it was a great set, especially for kids birthday cards.

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  5. Love your fun card, what a great scene you have created.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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